David L. Jackson is an Educator, Curriculum Developer, Author, and Co-Founder of The Project T.H.U.G Fellowship program who prides on standing within his truth.
Born in Miami, to immigrant Jamaican parents, Jackson has become a young mover and shaker in his home county. Though adversity is no stranger – Jackson welcomes his past with open arms as a means to use the sum of his experiences as teachings for others.
He completed his Undergraduate Degree majoring in history and secondary education at Syracuse University. As a student activist, Jackson answered a call to fight injustices against an underrepresented people. Addressing cuts to scholarships, study abroad programs, and financial aid which all support Black students. Jackson fearlessly placed himself on the forefront of action, to voice, the voices of those who felt their voices didn’t exist.
As a teacher, Jackson has moved with aggression to viciously attack the educational inequity within his community. He serves as the 8th grade lead, transitional success coordinator, and African American English teacher at Beacon College Prep in Miami. Jackson teaches everyday with the goal of ensuring students leave his classroom not only having mastered the subject but feel ready to take their learning back into the world.
Jackson is currently the co-founder and Director of External Affairs of Project T.H.U.G. It is his vision to develop well equipped young black men into beacons of integrity, character, service, and uplift. Jackson, has been nominated for several community awards – and leadership academies recognizing his hard work and dedication in his community. As a product of his environment – Jackson understands HIS community means HIS responsibility.